Department of Psychology

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Department of Psychology

Reference # HBS-2022-23-05

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences/ Department of Psychology. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on August 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Hold a doctorate degree in psychology before starting the position;
  2. Show evidence of an active research program in Social Psychology, Research Methodology (Qualitative and/or Quantitative), Neuroscience, or Developmental psychology;
  3. Demonstrate commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and evidence of an effective teaching record, and potential for educational leadership; We are particularly seeking candidates with the ability to teach courses in quantitative or qualitative methodologies; Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to research and scholarship by providing evidence of peer-reviewed academic publications, academic conference presentations, and/or knowledge translation activities;
  5. Demonstrate capacity to provide effective research supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels and participate in administrative functions of the department.

The Department of Psychology is located at the Thunder Bay campus. Thunder Bay is located on Lake Superior in beautiful Northwestern Ontario, home to affordable living, thriving foodie and arts communities, and four-season, world class outdoor recreation ( The Department offers arts and science undergraduate programs, graduate programs in Psychological Science (MSc and PhD), MA Clinical Psychology, and CPA-accredited PhD Clinical Psychology programs.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Rupert Klein, Chair of the Department of Psychology at (807) 343-8535 or via email at Detailed information on the Department of Psychology and our programs is available at:

The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference #HBS-2022-23-05should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Attn: Dr. Mirella Stroink, Dean
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1

Lakehead University acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation and the Anishinaabeg and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343-8010 ext. 8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.